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EgyptAir Cockpit Fire With 300pax Onboard  
User currently offlineflythere From Hong Kong, joined May 2010, 443 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 33132 times:

Airport officials say some 300 passengers were rushed off an Egypt Air plane that caught fire before takeoff from Cairo.

The officials say an electrical short in the cockpit caused the fire early Friday as the plane was scheduled to fly to Jiddah, Saudi Arabia.

The passengers were rushed off the plane to a transit hall as firefighters put out the flames. The officials said two firefighters were later taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

More to read: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/...t/2011/07/29/gIQAZuwkgI_story.html

Seems that these days the greatest threat to commercial aviation comes with fire onboard, not weather.

[Edited 2011-07-29 04:55:59]

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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9031 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 33123 times:
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Quoting flythere (Thread starter):
Airport officials say some 300 passengers were rushed off an Egypt Air plane that caught fire before takeoff from Cairo.

Good that all are safe...

Quoting flythere (Thread starter):
Seems that these days the greatest threat to commercial aviation comes with fire onboard, not weather.

Fire has and will always be my greatest fear when flying... I never ever want a fire on board!   

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User currently offlineMSYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 851 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 33110 times:

Thanks God it didn't happen after take off ..


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User currently offlinesandyb123 From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2007, 1108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 32745 times:
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Any news on type or reg?

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User currently offlinerobffm2 From Germany, joined Dec 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 32511 times:

Right now there seems to be no more information.

On emirates247.com there is a pic, not sure whether it's related or not.

http://www.emirates247.com/news/worl...engers-onboard-2011-07-29-1.410319


User currently offlineoldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2091 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 32487 times:

Quoting sandyb123 (Reply 3):
Any news on type or reg?

With 300 pax it should be a 777-300ER.

[Edited 2011-07-29 05:39:50]


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User currently offlinefrigatebird From Netherlands, joined Jun 2008, 1605 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 32321 times:

Quoting oldeuropean (Reply 5):
Quoting sandyb123 (Reply 3):
Any news on type or reg?

With 300 pax it should be a 777-300ER.

Not necessarily, can also be a 777-200ER (capacity 319 pax) or A330-300 (capacity 301 pax). As far as I can see MS uses about all its possible equipment on the CAI - JED route.



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User currently offlineAsiaflyer From Singapore, joined May 2007, 1135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 32309 times:

Not a good week for aviation.
747 crash in Jeju, Oven fire over Sydney, AA 777 engine failure at DFW, Small plane crash in Manchester and now Egypt Air cockpit fire.  



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User currently offlinelowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 31984 times:

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 1):
ire has and will always be my greatest fear when flying... I never ever want a fire on board!

I have to agree with you there, especially at 030W or 170E. Hopefully we will start to see a push for more flame retardant or fireproof materials, along with better extinguishing technology.



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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9031 posts, RR: 75
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 31980 times:
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Quoting lowrider (Reply 8):
especially at 030W or 170E

Oh boy, no thanks!! Me not want.

And hopefully people STIOP frigging to smoke on board and cover up the smoke detectors!!!!!!    How stupid can one be?!

wilco737
  



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User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 31669 times:

It was SU-GBP - 'Nefertiti' - B777-200ER LN71. Was scheduled for MS667 CAI-JED. Passengers were flown out on a different aircraft at 1343L (original ETD 0915L).


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User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5673 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 31121 times:

Quoting KFlyer (Reply 10):
It was SU-GBP - 'Nefertiti' - B777-200ER LN71. Was scheduled for MS667 CAI-JED. Passengers were flown out on a different aircraft at 1343L (original ETD 0915L).

Whoa talk about wierd...I was just looking at my model of that exact plane late last night before heading to bed.....I know it's OT, but still wierd.



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User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 30461 times:

WesternA318, beware of your superpowers !   Now what if you looked at a model of a 787 flight test aircraft ?


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User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5673 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 30367 times:

Quoting KFlyer (Reply 12):
Now what if you looked at a model of a 787 flight test aircraft ?

I don't have a 787 mode, nor willI ever, lol, you'll never get me to step foot on it..lol.



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User currently offlineCaptintut From United States of America, joined May 2005, 346 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 29052 times:
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Quoting KFlyer (Reply 10):
It was SU-GBP - 'Nefertiti' - B777-200ER LN71. Was scheduled for MS667 CAI-JED. Passengers were flown out on a different aircraft at 1343L (original ETD 0915L).

That was indeed the plane... I had a friend of mine that works in public relation and she told me that the smoke was filing up the tube and only one door was used to escort pax off.. I'm sure there are lots of questions and i don't want to go in speculations on what happen or why emergency doors were not deployed... I will keep you guys posted as I get more info.



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User currently offlineRJLover From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 577 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 28857 times:

Quoting Asiaflyer (Reply 7):
Oven fire over Sydney

It was NOT an oven fire! It was the SMELL of smoke on board that prompted AC34 to return to SYD.

Sorry for the OT post, but I had to clarify that.



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User currently offlineCaptintut From United States of America, joined May 2005, 346 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 28456 times:
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if you are using facebook... here is a video of the accident

http://www.facebook.com/video/video....70863801&id=693850530&notif_t=like



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User currently offlinemir2069 From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 28091 times:

Not a good week for aviation.
747 crash in Jeju, Oven fire over Sydney, AA 777 engine failure at DFW, Small plane crash in Manchester and now Egypt Air cockpit fire.



plus 2 DL mad dog engine blow ups this week alone?
plus DL took out 4 frames in taxiing (1-a333/763/738/cr900) this doesnt include the AF A380 incicdent
Whatis going on @ maintenance


User currently offlineCaptintut From United States of America, joined May 2005, 346 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 27625 times:
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Quoting mir2069 (Reply 17):
Whatis going on @ maintenance

I guess that's what you get with bad maintenance... I'm goad at least that there was no fatalities in most of those accidents



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User currently offlineflythere From Hong Kong, joined May 2010, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 26489 times:

Quoting Captintut (Reply 16):
if you are using facebook... here is a video of the accident

http://www.facebook.com/video/video....=like

opps..... content removed and the link is dead..


User currently offlineaa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 20, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 26367 times:

Quoting mir2069 (Reply 17):
plus 2 DL mad dog engine blow ups this week alone?
plus DL took out 4 frames in taxiing (1-a333/763/738/cr900) this doesnt include the AF A380 incicdent
Whatis going on @ maintenance

AA MD80 lost an engine on takeoff at DFW too this week (going to ONT), pilot declared an emergency. Heard it live on an ATC feed.



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User currently offlineworldliner From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 26245 times:

Thank god everyone got out alright.


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User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 22, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 25680 times:

Quoting flythere (Reply 19):
opps..... content removed and the link is dead

No it' still there. I'm a bit confused by what they were trying to do with that baggage loader type thing near the cockpit.

Also, for what it is worth, here is the Facebook comment from that video translated (badly) from Arabic to English. Make of it what you will.

"EgyptAir B772 SU-GBP MS667 Gate F7
to save 300 passengers after a fire in the cockpit passenger plane belonging to Egypt Air on Friday due to short circuit, and is currently control the fire after the evacuation of 300 passengers were on the m Ten aircraft. "During the willingness of the commander of the Egyptian plane Boeing 777 for takeoff trip No. 667 of the Cairo International Airport to Jeddah, was surprised by the occurrence of fire in the cabin stood up under the supervision of the crew unloaded the passengers and the 300 pilgrims to the transit hall."
The civil defense forces to control the fire and the passengers and their baggage safely, but The cabin of the aircraft suffered substantial damage as a center of the fire. And are now cooling the plane.
Operations Center told the occurrence of fire cabin leadership aircraft of Egypt Air and spread to other parts of the plane was immediately evacuated the passengers and there have been some cases of suffocation and the occurrence of serious damage by air and, unfortunately, lack of control over fire, cutting down the plane of the 777/200 to quell the fire was completely control the fire before it spread to the building and our Lord compensates the EgyptAir plane and Praise God that the plane was on site 7 did not take off only after the disaster. The plane was called Nefertiti and the new company received in 1997"
Four hours ago · 1 person



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User currently offlineegyptair269 From Egypt, joined Mar 2007, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 23229 times:

I haven't heard anything about this on the local news here in Cairo, strange. Maybe it will make the morning papers tomorrow.

Good to hear everyone got out safe. Cairo Fire Department reporting that in total 7 people were taken to hospital: http://avherald.com/h?article=44078aa7

The video someone linked in one of the posts above seems to have been removed, if anyone can find pics and/or videos of the incident that will be much appreciated.

[Edited 2011-07-29 17:27:42]

User currently offlineCX Flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6601 posts, RR: 55
Reply 24, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 23087 times:

I wonder how big the fire was? If the fire crews were up in the flightdeck pouring water or foam everywhere then I wonder if given the age of this 777 and the fact they were trying to lease out their 77Es, whether they will even bother fixing it.

25 egyptair269 : Okay I was just watching the News Headlines on National TV, and there was no mention whatsoever of this incident.
26 Post contains links egyptair269 : Found a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYV_K...AI5g&feature=player_embedded#at=13 But it seems to have been taking in the early stages, bef
27 KFlyer : Is this aircraft still intact or not ? The good side of this is that MS probably won't suffer any capacity problems as they have cut down the network.
28 kiwiandrew : OK, I know about the BA crash at LHR, what other 777 hull loss has occurred?
29 Post contains links mabadia71 : According to aviation-safety.net only that one. But their is a total of 7 occurrences in the db http://aviation-safety.net/database/type/type.php?typ
30 Post contains images Captintut : Here are few pics
31 litz : Oy .. with that kind of hole burned through by the FO's seat, it must be really bad inside. Can't see if it burned through the roof in these pictures
32 Asiaflyer : Wow..that looks very scary. Thank God it didn't happen in the air!
33 BoeingVista : Wow, that would not have been good with a 300 knot wind rushing by..
34 kaitak : It's a fourteen year old aircraft, so I would tend to assume it will be declared a write off; as you said earlier in your message, there is probably
35 CX Flyboy : That is an open hatch.
36 Post contains links and images DL_Mech : Isn't that hole the location of the F/O oxygen mask? From: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...100_1862_ReallySM.jpg[Edited 2011-07-30 00:15:04]
37 kiwiandrew : Wow, I have to say that before I saw the photo I assumed that this was a typical media over-reaction to a minor incident, but seeing that damage sent
38 EMAman : I dont think there has ever been a pax fatality on an A340 either? That also has 17 years in service.
39 TheSonntag : That is correct. It came pretty close though, both the Iberia accident and of course the AF accident were pretty bad. Also, one AF A340 burned out. A
40 ZANL188 : Does the side window have window heat? Boeing investigators are having a busy weekend with this and Asiana accident to look into.
41 Chrisba777er : I'd guess a write off here as well - looks nasty.
42 BoeingVista : Well there was a fatality during a refueling accident in Denver but no, no PAX fatalities.
43 Aesma : Strange that a full blown evacuation with slides wasn't initiated. There was a Varig 777 that got scrapped due to poor maintenance records IIRC, so an
44 clydenairways : Wow, that looks like there was a serious fire inside. I'm sure the damage is also much more widespread inside. It will be interesting to hear what cau
45 na : This is one of the oldest 777s, with about 2/3rd of its projected life behind, plus Egyptair is replacing them by 77Ws at the moment. The chance this
46 Post contains images Viscount724 : Reminds of the ASA CRJ-200 cockpit fire at Tallahassee, Florida (TLH) in 2009. The aircraft was repaired. NTSB summary: ASA Airlines flight 5533, a Bo
47 garpd : I'm not so sure. Age isn't always a factor. Cycles/Hours remaining on frame see to take more of a role.
48 Post contains images frigatebird : I wonder if the 'easy' solution could be just replacing the entire section 41. Of all major repair jobs possible with aircraft, this seems less compl
49 hal9213 : I agree it can be a chilling weird feeling. Same with having flown a plane, which crashed later. Or: On June 1st, 2009 at around 02:00Z, I flew in a
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